initial Spring Game wrap, I neglected to single out senior cornerback Adrian Bushell for praise, and it was a large omission, because Bushell was awesome.
It can be difficult to read how well the d-line and linebackers are playing in these scrimmages since they aren't blitzing anything like they would in a typical Bedford-coached game. But the secondary does reveal itself; you either cover your guy or you don't. You have a knack for swarming to the ball or you don't. And in this regard, Bushell excelled.
He owns his position; one of the best athletes on the field, he was gliding across it with ease, blanketing his man while keeping his eyes up and on the QB, ready to spring to make a play. He reminded me a bit of Charles Woodson, the Packers vet they allow to gamble and cheat off his man because his instincts and athleticism outweigh the risk of getting beat occasionally and giving up a few yards.
Combine that with his lethal special teams play, and it's clear the senior will be key, perhaps the key, to UofL's defensive success next season. When Louisville's Pro Day rolls around, I imagine Bushell will be the highest on the list of reasons NFL scouts make the trip.
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- Rick Pitino presser recap, wounded ear edition
- Louisville grad wins Boston Marathon
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